THE FA Cup second round tie between Slough Town and Rochdale was watched by a record-breaking crowd at Arbour Park on Tuesday.

Tickets for the match sold out well in advance with 1,950 spectators filling the now-complete multi-million pound community sports stadium.

The Rebels saw their cup dream come to an end after a 4-0 defeat live on BT Sport, but supporters believe there is still plenty to celebrate.

Hundreds of them took to social media to praise the club on Facebook and Twitter.

Kay Lathey said: “Hugely proud of the whole club. Not just the players and managers but every single person who helps out and makes out club what it is.

“A win would have been amazing but to have come this far, making history by being in the third round draw and the huge attention generated, is just beyond my wildest dreams.

“After Merthyr I thought we were going to do something big this year but didn’t know what it would be. I feel quite justified in saying I told you so now.”

Slough Observer:

Slough Town fans were in full voice against Rochdale.

Daniel Brench declared: “It’s a privilege to work alongside such a dedicated team of volunteers who have worked so hard to make the first capacity crowd match a success, and that’s before you add in the needs of the TV cameras and third round draw.

“So many jobs done from interviews, setting up segregation, bar areas, gazebos, tidying, cleaning, and selling.

“Unfortunately the game got away from the team in the final 10 minutes or so to make it a bit flattering on Rochdale, but their extra level of quality was there to see.

“However we can all be proud of the team’s efforts and through the cup run.

“The exposure from such a run is so valuable, before you even consider the prize money, gate receipts and TV/sponsorship money.

“There was so much noise from the Slough support throughout the match it has created fantastic memories.

“We did it. What a club.”